Dyke-repairing works in Gaibandha to be complete soon
GAIBANDHA, Aug 25: Additional Secretary of Water Resources Ministry Mahmudul Islam visited breach-closing works of flood control embankment here on Saturday.
Office sources said a total of 37 portions of flood control dyke of the district were washed away last month due to strong current of the Brahmaputra and the Ghagot rivers, creating untold sufferings to the people of mainland including district town. Not only that, standing crops, fishes, roads and bridges were washed away, and infrastructures of the institutions were also damaged due to the devastating flood.
With the recession of flood water, Bangladesh Water Development Board (BWDB) took the initiatives to close the breached portions of the embankment so that the flood water cannot enter the mainland from the rivers further.
The breach-closing works of flood control embankment have been progressing fast since last couple of weeks and average 80 per cent works had already been completed and the rest would be finished very soon.
On Saturday, Additional Secretary Mahmudul Islam visited a number of sites including Godarhaat, Kaiyarhaat, Balashighat, Fulchhari Ganakobor and Katlamari and witnessed the progress of the breach-closing works.
The additional secretary inquired of the works and also instructed the officials and the contractors to complete the works as soon as possible.
Superintending Engineer of BWDB Harun-ur-Rashid, Executive Engineer Mokhlesur Rahman, and Sub-Divisional Engineer Rezaul Karim accompanied the chief engineer during his visits.